Taylor Electric Cooperative offers free trip to Washington, D.C., for three area high school students

Taylor Electric Cooperative offers free trip to Washington, D.C., for three area high school students

By Kelly Langford Thompson

 

 

 

Taylor Electric Cooperative invites all area high school students who live within its 11-county service area to participate in the annual Government-in-Action – Youth Tour essay contest and win a trip to the nation’s capital. The contest and trip to Washington, D.C., is part of a national program that brings together high-achieving students from all over the country for meetings with legislators, social events and educational tours.{{more}}Winning essays will address “What are the biggest energy issues for your generation?” Students should write between 1,500 and 2,000 words on the topic. Essays will be judged by local educators.The contest is open to any high school student who is currently a sophomore or will be 16 years of age by this summer and who attends classes in the following school districts: Abilene, Baird, Blackwell, Clyde, Cross Plains, Eula, Hawley, Highland, Jim Ned, Merkel, Trent, Sweetwater, or Wylie.Winners will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C, leaving June 14 and returning home June 22. The itinerary will include tours to national monuments, the Smithsonian, The FBI, the Capitol building, the Supreme Court, the National Cathedral, The Ford Theater, time for shopping and many more activities.For more details, contest information is available from local school counselors and entry forms and details can be downloaded online at www.taylorelectric.com. Click the “Community Connections” tab to learn more about Youth Tour, as well as the Taylor Electric Scholarship program. The contest deadline is March 1, 2012, when submission entries will close at 5 p.m. For more information, call 325-793-8538.